In a major breakthrough, Odisha Police’s on Wednesday busted an interstate human trafficking racket, nabbed three persons and rescued two victims of Raiangpur in Mayurbhanj district from Madhya Pradesh. Police sources said, the accused identified as Rakesh Rana, Deepak Rana and Suraj Kulia all residents of West Bengal taking advantage of poverty on September 16 had trafficked the two victims promising lucrative job at Rourkela Steel Plant. The victims were then shifted to Delhi from Jharkhand.
The trio had a deal with a woman in Delhi, where they sold them at Rs. 1.20 lakhs and earned a commission of Rs 20 thousand each. The middle man took the girls to Sheopur located in northern part of Madhya Pradesh, sources added.
Police said, failing to contact the girls, the family lodged a complaint with Gorumahisani Police station. Acting on the complaint police, tracked the mobile and rescued them from Sheopur with the help of local police there and arrested the three accused.
The accused have confessed of trafficking the girls and accepted to have trafficked 20 girls from Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. The mastermind master-mind of the interstate trafficking racket in Madhya Pradesh is a resident of Jhargram in West Bengal. More investigation is underway, Police said.